• Natural Fibres & Yarns
    Natural Fibres & Yarns

    Australian wool production to ease in 2014/15

    The Australian Wool Production Forecasting Committee (AWPFC) has forecast a decline in production to 328 million kg greasy for the 2014/15 season, down 3.7% ... Read More

  • Man-made Fibres & Yarns
    Man-made Fibres & Yarns

    Political and economic conditions impede MMF industry

    Mr Friedrich Weninger of the Austrian Man-made Fibers Institute in Vienna opened last week’s 53rd Dornbirn Man-made Fibers Congress (Dornbirn MFC), reflecting ... Read More

  • Fabrics

    True survivor

    Alamac American Knits, a circular knitter with a 68-year history, has evolved through the decades and can be considered a true survivor of the upheavals in the ... Read More

  • Effects

    WTiN to hold second conference on digital printing for home textiles at Heimtextil

    World Textile Information Network (WTiN) is to run a second edition of the European Digital Textile Conference – Digital Printing for Homes and Interiors – ... Read More

  • Technical Textiles
    Technical Textiles

    China’s technical textiles industry is hard on the heels of European manufacturers

    China’s technical textile sector – producing everything from protective gear for steel workers to materials used in artificial kidneys – has enjoyed strong ... Read More

  • Nonwovens

    Colombia's diaper cartel crackdown

    Colombia is tackling fresh allegations of price-fixing – this time in the diaper industry. By James Bargent in Medellín Read More


UK fashion students look to Hainsworth fabrics

By Kamelia Kountcheva
18 September 2014 17:19

Fabrics from textile mill Hainsworth have been incorporated in costumes as part of the projects of UK fashion students.

UKFT appoints new chairman for 2015

By Kamelia Kountcheva 17 September 2014 17:01

The UK Fashion and Textile Association (UKFT) has announced that chairman Peter Lucas will be stepping down as of May 2015. Mr Lucas, who has held the position since 2008, is not seeking re-election for the 2015 term.

Solvay to extend joint Butachimie venture for further 99 years

By Kamelia Kountcheva 17 September 2014 15:35

Solvay has extended its joint venture with the Invista group, Butachimie, for an additional 99 years and is participating in the creation of a Chalampé, ‘industrial platform’ in France.

TenCate consortium receives €1.5m development subsidy

By Marianne Curtis 17 September 2014 15:06

The Province of Overijssel has granted a €1.5m development subsidy to a consortium headed by TenCate for the innovation centre, The Factory of the Future. The size of the project amounts to approximately €6m.



Raising awareness of diaper need in the US

By Tara Hounslea 18 September 2014 17:20

A week-long annual campaign is aiming to raise awareness of families who cannot afford to provide diapers for their children in North America – and is looking for support from the nonwovens industry

European textile industry ‘can save 30% of energy costs – if it tries’

By David Haworth 18 September 2014 14:33

Energy savings of up to 30% are possible if clothing and textile producers apply a ‘simple’ system of cost assessment, a Brussels conference of industry experts has been told. Yet too many companies lack fine-tuned energy data and are...



Schlafhorst study highlights winding performance

By John Scrimshaw 12 September 2014 11:58

Schlafhorst has released details of a comparative study, in which its Schlafhorst Technology Center set out to discover the comparative productivity potential of the company’s Autoconer winding technology when used in conjunction with its...

Test tightens up to beat afterflame

By Arlene Lawler 11 September 2014 09:34

The aggravation of a lingering afterflame has become a thing of the past since the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) revised its standard test method for flame resistance.



Print designer finds a woollen winner

By Arlene Lawler 17 September 2014 16:13

As furnishing-fabrics designer Jane Walker enjoys her first solo exhibition appearance this week, it seems the she may have found a solution to her problem of digitally printing on wool.



Executive Market Report - 15th September 2014

By Jonathan Dyson 15 September 2014 17:23

A detailed review of movements in fibre, yarn and fabric prices from the previous week, along with changes in production costs.


Web Watch

Straight Out of Austin

From California Apparel News 19 September 2014 04:30

Abbot Kinney Boulevard has become one of Los Angeles’ top fashion streets—a place where unique brands from Los Angeles, New York and around the globe go to make a statement. But the latest boutique on Abbot Kinney hopes to give...........

CFA Members Event Discusses Private Label and Branded Manufacturing

From California Apparel News 19 September 2014 04:30

There’s no magic formula for striking the right balance between producing your own brand and producing private-label products for retailers. But having a mix of both can be a good strategy for growing a brand as you maintain a...........

Making a Los Angeles Bow

From California Apparel News 19 September 2014 04:30

Since 1987, Montreal brand M0851 has been making leather jackets and bags for men and women in a workshop in Montreal. It runs a fleet of 22 shops around the world. Other than its New York shop, it had no other branded stores in...........